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WPC Board – Things You Need To know

WPC Board – Things You Need To know

Jul 04, 2019

Wood Plastic Composite(WPC) is a relatively new material that has many potential uses. The markets for WPC decking have been expanding recently and new applications are being pursued. The flexibility of manufacturing methods and product performance attributes provide the potential for a variety of new markets. WPC is an Eco-friendly material which is emerging as an alternative to the natural wood as well as plywood.

What is Wood Plastic Composite? Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) is a composite material which constitutes of waste Wood fibers and thermoplastics.

The wood and thermoplastics are usually compounded above the melting temperature of the thermoplastic polymers and then further process to make various WPC processed to make various WPC products. Additives, such as colorants, reinforcing agents, and lubricants can be added to achieve a higher level of specification for the intended product’s use. Because of the composite’s unique composition, wood plastic composite can be manipulated to assume a wide array of shapes and dimensions, including arched and bent shapes.

There is wide range of uses and applications of WPC boards in outdoor deck, railings, fences, cladding, park benches and outdoor landscape and so on. What is the WPC made of? Approx. 90% Recycled materials, produced of 50% recycle wood fiber, 40% recycle plastic & 10% additives.

Characteristics of  WPC Board is a great epoch-making change in R&D, technology innovation and applications to traditional common WPC. Its excellent performance and quality make it to win the best reputation in industry.

There are various characteristics of  WPC board which are listed below: Appearance of natural wood, but less timber problems; Easy to install with low labor cost; No painting or staining required, low maintenance; Resistant to moisture, rot and termites; Resistant to temperatures between –40°C to 60 °C; Non- toxic chemicals or preservatives. Durable quality: high bending strength, more impact resistance, low expansion rate & low water absorption rate; Environmental friendly material, Ten WPC Boards = Save One Tree